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Newborough Forest from Llanddwyn Island

Newborough Forest

Who'd think as they wandered along the beach to Llanddwyn Island that one forest could be the cause of heated debate. Should the forest go because it interfers with the movement of sand and lowers water tables under it; or should it stay as a reserve for red squirrels, ravens, leaches, toads and shivering tourists sheltering from the elements?

So far 21ha along the coast towards Malltreath and around the main carpark are marked for felling sometime in October. Its your last chance to see the remnants of the early planting trials.

These pages concentrate on the debate around the hydrological isssues such as 'does the forest effect water levels in the warren?'.


Where is Newborough Forest?

What's the problem with the forest?

Have water tables fallen?

Whats the scientific consenus?

Why all the fuss about a scrappy bit of pine forest?

Research and records




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